Careers

Looking for a job at GFSA? GFSA and its Commercial Alcohols division offer rewarding careers in many fields and locations, from science to sales and from Quebec to Kentucky.  Below is a list of current openings.  We look forward to your application!

GreenField is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to the attraction, selection, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, we respect the needs of all our employees.
In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the GreenField Accommodation Policy a request for accommodation will be accepted and reviewed as part of the GreenField hiring process.

IT Developer, Dynamics NAV – Brampton

LOCATION: Brampton
DEPARTMENT: IT Department
REPORTS TO: Manager IT Application and Development
POSTING DATE: November 29, 2016

Position Overview:
As a NAV Developer at GFSA, you would work as part of a high energy, cross functional Agile team to develop and deploy working software to support our internal ERP, Supply Chain Management and Big Data initiatives.

We are looking for a NAV Developer who:
• Design and develop modifications according to Microsoft Dynamics NAV application standards.
• Document code customizations in compliance with established standards and practices.
• Translate customer business requirements and specifications into code solutions.
• Debug errors efficiently and effectively.
• Create technical design documents based on functional requirements.
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Skills and Experience:
• Team oriented with great communication skills.
• Proficient in C/Side using C/AL development within Dynamics NAV ERP preferably in a manufacturing environment.
• Strong knowledge of Visual Studio .Net, MSSQL.
• Strong knowledge of Computer languages: .Net ( C#, etc…), Javascript , XML, HTML .
• Experience using Team Foundation server for Nav version control is an asset.
• Experience building unit tests and best practices is an asset

Candidate Success Criteria and Attributes:
• Ability to work as a cross functional team member on an agile development team.
• Ability to understand, communicate and interpret client business processes and requirements.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative atmosphere.
• Excellent organizational skills with the ability to balance multiple demands.
• Exceptional customer service skills, follows up with end users and team members, and takes initiative to anticipate and solve problems.
• Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with little supervision.

Customer Service Representative (Exports) – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Reports to: Brampton Packaging Facility Manager
Posting Date: December 19, 2016

Position Overview:
Based at the Brampton Packaging Facility, this position supports the business in a number of areas including export logistics/support, production planning/scheduling and administrative support related to the export function. This position requires strong organizational skills, attention to detail and the ability to multi-task among competing priorities.

Job Description:

o Participates in production scheduling activities at the Brampton Packaging Plant
o Captures / logs freight costs from carrier invoices on accounting spreadsheet
o Matches weigh tickets with ocean carrier invoices, approves and sends to accounting for processing / payment
o Prepares and dispatches document sets for customers
o Reviews, audits and approves all ocean freight invoices for alcohol export shipments
o Maintains summary of current ocean freight rates to various export destinations
o Secures rail reservations for alcohol shipments from Brampton, working closely with plant personnel on export shipment activity
o Prepares customs clearance document sets
o Creates collection covers via BNS website and prepares courier packages
o Secures booking confirmations consistent with production / customer demands
o Processes export orders for packaged product:
o Enters orders into computer system
o Creates shipping instructions for alcohol export carriers
o Prepares hazardous declaration form for ocean carriers
o Prepares other relevant paperwork for shipping
o Completes invoicing, including mailing and filing
o Maintains customer files as well as other files pertinent to the job function
o Sets up new export packaged product customers in system
o Prepares/submits required government reports (B13/FDA Prior Notice, etc.)
o Enters ocean freight invoices
o Assists in physical inventory month end count and reconciliation
o Performs billing and product return credits
o Completed various reporting for export sales
o Prepares Bills of Lading and Invoices for Export alcohol orders
o Back up Support to Export Logistics Coordinator and Packaging Accounting Clerk during vacations/ absences
o Performs other projects as assigned

Required Skills/Qualifications:
o Experience with freight forwarding (ocean/trucking)
o Strong computer skills
o Strong customer service skills
o 1-3 years of export experience
o CCLP designation would be an asset

Desired Skills:
o Preference will be given to those that are bilingual (French)

Production Operator (1 year contract) – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Department: Production
Reporting to: Production Team Leader
Posting Date: December 19, 2016

Position Overview:
Based at the Brampton Packaging Facility, the Production Operator role supports the packaging business by operating process equipment in a safe and efficient manner while processing alcohol and solvents. Responsibilities include, preparing drums, filling drums, forklift operation, blending chemicals, loading, unloading and line work.

Required Qualities:
• Positive attitude and work ethic
• Reliable and honest
• Strong communication skills, both oral and written
• Ability to work overtime and rotate between different shift times
• High commitment to quality and accuracy
• Highest regard for safety
• Minimum 3 years in a plant environment

Desired Skills:
• Community college technical certificate
• Experience with the transportation of dangerous goods
• Aptitude for mechanics
• Some shipping/receiving experience
• Health and Safety Committee experience
• WHMIS certified
• Valid Ontario Driver’s License

Production Manager – Johnstown

Location: Johnstown
Reports to: Plant Manager
Posting Date: December 21, 2016

Summary:
This position establishes department objectives in the areas of Safety, Environmental, Production, Quality and Efficiency and develops strategies for effective implementation and continuous improvement. The Production Manager has full ownership, responsibility and accountability for all activities within the Production group. The Production Manager leads and directs the Operators, Steam Chief, Process Engineer and Production Coordinator to achieve department objectives consistent with plant and corporate requirements.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to:
• The Production Manager has 24 direct reports – 20 Operators, 1 Production Coordinator, 1 Process Engineer, a Junior Process Engineer and the Steam Chief.
• With respect to direct reports, the Production Manager is expected to:
• Establish objectives, priorities and supports their activities.
• Communicate regularly with all employees regarding operating requirements, operating and procedural changes.
• Foster a team based culture.
• Regulate vacation policy and ensures that crew skills are balanced.
• Coordinate training for the group.
• Conduct regular Safety Meetings and Communication Meetings.
• Provide growth opportunities for all reports.
• Administer performance evaluations yearly.
• Promote a union-free environment.
• Some direct reports have a reporting relationship to the Chief Engineer. For these individuals, all of the above activities are closely coordinated with the Chief Engineer to ensure consistency.
• The Production Manager takes a leadership role with respect to plant Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety programs to ensure that compliance with all regulatory requirements. Participates in the Management Review Process and supports plant objectives to meet or exceed targets in these areas. Adheres to and fully complies with the Company’s Health & Safety, Environmental, Quality policies and Legislation. Exemplifies the importance that the Company places on Health & Safety, Environment and Quality.
• Establishes departmental goals and objectives in the following areas: Health & Safety, Environmental, Production, Quality, Efficiency (yield, energy and cost), and Employee training and development
• Participates as permanent member of the Joint Health & Safety Committee.
• Establishes and implements strategies to achieve departmental and plant objectives through leadership and participation. Maintains a good knowledge of industry performance standards and ensures that the Johnstown facility meets or exceeds benchmark standards.
• Works closely with the Sales and Marketing group to ensure that production and quality requirements are achieved.
• Takes a joint-leadership role with QA in the resolution of all production-related quality concerns.
• Works closely with the DDG Order Desk and Corn Logistics Coordinator to implement strategies that maximize employee performance and efficiency.
• Works closely with the Maintenance Department to optimize the efficiency of all planned outages. Activities should be focused on reliability, reduced downtime and safe, efficient plant outages.
• Works closely with the Engineering and Maintenance Manager to evaluate and prioritize capital needs, develop project scope and justify capital requests. Once completed, the Production Manager also coordinates the commissioning and integration of new equipment. Capital requirements are evaluated and prioritized against short, medium and long term goals.
• Coordinates production activities including procurement, maintenance and quality control activities to optimize production and utilization of resources.
• The Production Manager is fully responsible for the technical performance by overseeing and setting priorities for the Production Coordinator, Process Engineer(s) & Steam Chief. This includes the effective use of root cause analysis (RCA) tools, Internal Consultants, External Consultants and all other resources deemed necessary.
• The Production Manager is responsible for identifying future needs or requirements and establishes or sets the technical direction for the process.
• Participation in an on call program.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements:
• A minimum of five years supervisory or leadership experience in a continuous process plant environment.
• Experience with objective setting, budgeting and performance management.
• Good knowledge of EH&S regulatory requirements.
• Education: post-secondary degree combined with a minimum 5 years supervisory/management experience.
• Chemical Engineering background would be an asset

Communications Requirement:
• Comfortable with people; operators, management, vendors, corporate, etc.
• Able to read and interpret legislative documents as well as contracts.
• Advanced ability to evaluate and interpret technical reports and correspondence.
• Ability to clearly communicate objectives and motivate co-workers, operators, maintenance personnel and management.
• Comfortable with leading and facilitating teams of people.

Personal Qualities:
• A team leader, open-minded, excellent communicator, can work effectively and influence individuals from a variety of backgrounds.
• A thinker, committed, passionate and dedicated. A strategic thinker that can develop and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
• A self-starter, action-oriented after formulating a decision (ie: not afraid to get things done).
• A practical person who is driven by results and performance. Assumes full ownership and responsibility for the development and growth of department employees and their performance.

Key Skills and Attributes:
• Potential to advance further in the organization.
• Comfortable interpreting financial statements and establishing department goals and objectives to meet or exceed expectations.
• Competent using computer applications including spreadsheets, databases, and word processors.
• Able to lead and motivate direct reports and department personnel to higher levels of performance and efficiency.
• Take charge individual that is able to establish priority and urgency as required resolving issues in a timely basis.

Director of IT – Brampton

Location: Brampton or Downtown Toronto Corporate Administrative Office
Department: IT Department
Reports to: Vice President Corporate Services
Posting Date: February 9, 2017

GreenField is a leading global producer of bio-based products. We manufacture high purity alcohols, biofuels, and bio-chemicals for thousands of companies worldwide. GreenField is also a leading innovator in advanced renewable technologies in the areas of transportation fuels, energy and chemicals. Our vision is to see the planet return to sustainable levels of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere (<350ppm) and we contribute to that by offering products and technologies with a lower carbon footprint. As we continue to grow our business globally, we require an IT Director who can transform and upgrade our technology platforms to allow us to continue on our path of agility, innovation and collaboration with our 500+ employees. The Director of IT manages the IT department (project management, software architecture, developers, deployment, helpdesk and business analysts) in its mandate to provide dependable and efficient computing and telecommunication services across the business, and within our 11 offices and plants. The individual must have strong communication skills with the ability to discuss and present information and issues to a wide variety of individuals and groups (inside and outside of IT). In addition, this individual must have a proven track record of working successfully with cross-functional teams delivering high quality and complex solutions within the IT environment. Working closely with the VP, and a team of IT leaders, the Director is responsible for all operational decision- making for IT and participates in strategic planning exercises. This position can be based in either downtown Toronto or Brampton.

Key Responsibilities:
• Develop and implement a near-term and long-term vision and strategic plan for the IT department that reflects and supports the company’s core values and strategic plan
• Deliver forecasts for resources and funding required to achieve annual work plans, ensuring the right balance of internal to contract ratio
• Provide strong and collaborative leadership to the IT department
• Interact with business and site leaders to identify areas of improvement in their environments to achieve success
• Accountable for the successful delivery (on-time, on-budget, with high quality) of all IT programs and projects
• Direct reports include the managers of the following teams: IT Infrastructure, IT Applications, IT Projects, IT Helpdesk
• Provide technical leadership and direction to design, build and configure system solutions that align to the functional and non-functional system requirements
• Support and establish operational metrics to measure, monitor and improve project delivery and operational performance
• Ensure the team is aligned with corporate priorities, adhering to processes and procedures, providing quality and timely IT deliverables to GreenField staff and stakeholders.
• Refine and implement all IT policies and procedures, including those of architecture, security, disaster recover, standards, purchasing and service
• Drive implementation and adherence to standard processes and ongoing continuous improvement
• Foster strong vendor partnerships that encourage collaboration and offers improvement opportunities
• Provide team members with an environment of growth opportunities through coaching, mentoring, feedback and staff development
• Work across the IT organization to build strong relationships that foster a positive team spirit
• Financial management responsibilities:
• Management of Capex and Opex
• Execution of cost containment strategies

Key attributes:
• Exemplify GreenField’s core principles: agile, innovative, collaborative, disciplined, responsible
• Strong leadership capable of motivating the team and holding the team accountable
• Excellent interpersonal skills to successfully manage a diverse team and multiple stakeholders operating in a multisite 24/7 environment
• Great communicator – 1-on-1’s, IT team meetings, IT steering committee, corporate meetings
• Highly organized, proactive and results oriented
• Vendor agnostic; make recommendations and decisions based on Requirements and Business Case

Experience/Qualifications:
• BS/BA in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or related experience
• Significant experience leading effective development teams that are both technical and functional
• Proven ability to deliver against project schedules and timelines with high quality results
• Demonstrated ability to proactively manage key objectives
• Knowledge of ERP (Navision, Maximo, DBC SmartSoft would be a plus), cloud-based technologies, Saas, networking, firewall, middleware technologies, Windows, OSX, IOS, Android
• Ability to build teams and maintain positive working relationships of the team and across the company
• Comfortable communicating at both a technical and executive level
• Comfortable with ambiguity as needs evolve on a regular basis with a high degree of initiative and sense of urgency
• Excellent oral and written skills with the ability to interact with senior managers, technical SMEs, collaborators, and business customers
• Ability to work on multiple initiatives simultaneously
• Travel in Canada & US (30-45 days per year)
• Prior experience with Agile/Scrum project delivery
• Bilingual (English/French) would be an asset

Manager, Grain Origination – Brampton

Location: Brampton
Department: Grain Origination
Reports to: VP, Grain Origination
Posting Date: February 9, 2017

Position Overview:
The Manager of Grain Origination will initially manage truck logistics and contract administration of corn purchased for certain areas of the Company’s production facilities. The successful candidate will rapidly develop expertise in administering corn procurement activity through the Company’s Grain SMART ERP system; including delivery scheduling, contract accounting and settlements. Working with the VP, Grain Origination, the successful candidate is expected to assume increasingly senior duties and responsibilities, starting with the monitoring of grain supply/demand fundamentals in Eastern Canada for the purposes of setting bid offers and negotiating forward supply contracts with the grain dealer community.

The successful candidate is expected to develop the requisite skill set to assume overall grain buying responsibility for one or more of our manufacturing plants within approximately two years. This role has significant growth potential; therefore, the ideal candidate will be committed to continuous learning and professional development.

Initial Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plant logistics – creating and maintaining weekly corn delivery schedule for one or more of our facilities
• Daily ticket applications and weekly corn settlements
• Updating corn reports as needed
• Daily contract entry/pricing/contract maintenance
• Managing through unplanned delivery disruptions
• Monitoring and updating Corn Supply & Demand reports and other market information on an ongoing basis
• Develop a deep understanding of grain transportation logistics including truck, rail & vessel
• Proactively develop and grow relationships with our corn suppliers
• Preparations for and attending internal and external meetings/training sessions/grain conventions/ and other industry events
• Some travel will be required

Education, Skills and Experience:
• Minimum 10 years’ experience grain merchandising and managing grain assets
• Post-secondary degree in Agriculture‎, Business, or Economics
• Proven ability and success in strategic organization, decision-making and problem-solving techniques
• Able to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; resourceful
• Microsoft Office proficiency
• Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with senior managers, suppliers, collaborators, and business customers.
• Excellent working knowledge of grain futures and options
• Excellent understanding of Eastern Canada grain industry
• Working understanding of US grain industry
• General knowledge of production agriculture
• Experience with GrainSMART

Personal Qualities:
• A self-starter, demonstrating strong initiative and leadership capabilities
• Bilingual (English/French) would be an asset.
• A positive attitude and good relationship-building skills
• Possessed and exemplifies Company values of honesty, integrity, commitment and openness to change

DDGS Order Desk – Chatham

LOCATION: Chatham
DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: Assistant Plant Manager
POSTING DATE: Friday March 10, 2017

OBJECTIVE:
Reporting to the Assistant Plant Manager, this position will coordinate co-product shipments. This position will create and maintain customer contracts, schedules shipments and invoice customers. Other small administrative tasks will be handled in this role.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Process daily fuel alcohol shipments in Navision.
• Create all DDG, CDS, corn oil, and offspec orders in Navision and web scheduler. Invoice all co-products. Scan all paperwork.
• Create and maintain customer contracts in Navision.
• Create and update daily and weekly schedules for all co-products. Information is supplied by the sales group or through the customer direct.
• Regularly schedule DDGS trucks for two key customers. Rates and pricing determined by sales.
• Complete month end spreadsheet including all co-products and Praxair inventory/shipments plus shipments sent to storage (in Navision).
• Manage railcars for DDGS shipments – request railcars through Logistics, track railcars within the fleet for delivery and return, order extra cars in the event of a shortage, online billing with CP/CN when car is ready for shipment.
• Record Praxair shipments in an Excel spreadsheet and reconcile weekly. .
• Manage records and documentation at offsite storage.
• Manage Company issued keys
• Keep WSIB and liability insurance records current.
• Answer phones for switchboard back up.
• Submit online customs documents daily for all US shipments.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• A diploma in business administration
• 3-5 years of business experience, specific work experience in logistics/scheduling is an asset.
• Knowledge of IT Systems, Microsoft Word, and Excel is required. Web scheduling experience would be valuable.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect, commitment and openness to change.
• A self-starter showing strong initiative and requires minimal supervision to see work through to completion.
• Hands-on, practical individual with excellent communication skills. Ability to work with all positions to achieve the best result.
• Strong multitasking skills to balance scheduling demands from a variety of sales representatives.
• Excellent computer skills required.

HR Coordinator – Chatham

LOCATION: Chatham
DEPARTMENT: Administration
REPORTS TO: HR & Organizational Development Manager
POSTING DATE: March 21, 2017

OBJECTIVE:
Under the direction of the HR & Organizational Development Manager for Chatham this position supports the HR function for the Chatham plant, and the GET Demo Plant and R&D Center in the areas of recruitment and selection, policy compliance, performance management, training, KPI data management and general HR administration duties.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

• Provides support to staff to ensure compliance with policies, practices and procedures for HR specific issues.
• Coordinates recruitment and supports the selection process for local job postings
• Organizes and conducts new employee orientations and monitors progress of new employees
• Provides staff with information pertaining to employee benefits and retirement savings. This includes RRSP and benefit enrollment, STD/LTD benefits applications, etc.
• Monitors absences and works with EH&S Coordinator on WSIB case management when necessary
• Supports the HRIS (Dayforce) time/attendance program. Is the point of contact for the GET site, overseeing department data input and approval prior to payroll processing. Trains new employees on data input and usage of the program. Is a backup to the HR Clerk for the Chatham input and approval process.
• Works with the managers to ensure all employees have received a formal annual performance evaluation. A gap analysis to be completed and reported to the HR & Organizational Development Manager.
• Works with HR Clerk to track and report on HR KPI’s
• Works with the HR Clerk to supports in-house training, manages record keeping
• Provides assistance with HR project work as assigned.
• Ensures employee files are complete and up to date
• Stays current with HR best practices

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Post-secondary diploma or degree in the area of Human Resources Management
• CHRP Candidate would be an asset
• Must have a minimum of three years of experience in an HR function
• Experience with an HRIS system required

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• A self-starter showing strong leadership skills and initiative.
• Ability to analyze a situation and challenge individuals to get to the root of the problem.
• Holds a high regard for confidentiality.
• This individual must have excellent communication skills and an ability to communicate with sensitivity when necessary.
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity and commitment coupled with the ability to accept and drive change.

Process Operator – Chatham

LOCATION: Chatham
DEPARTMENT: Operations
POSTING DATE: March 23, 2017

OBJECTIVE: A Process Operator will, as part of a shift operating team, perform work with the ability of GFSA’s Core Principles to be Innovative, Collaborative, Agile, Disciplined, and Responsible.
The equipment used to operate the facility includes but is not limited to hammermills, dryers, fermenters, pumps, blowers, augers, evaporators, centrifuges, boilers, waste water treatment, chillers , distillation towers, mole sieves, DCS, lab sampling equipment as examples. The Process Operator will operate in such a way as to maintain the safe and efficient manufacture of alcohol and other co-products that the plant produces. This individual will solve practical problems using a team approach.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Monitors operations using a combination of computer displays (DCS), meters, gauges and recording devices.
• Prepares lock outs and permits for safe work, line breaking, confined space and other tasks as required.
• Monitors the process and makes required adjustments to maintain product quality.
• Works to ensure that plant startups, shutdowns and all procedures are completed according to SOP’s and all safety policies/procedures in order to maximize both employee, contractor and equipment safety, production volumes and quality of products.
• Ability to work extended shifts during periods of shutdown and startup while in keeping with MOL hours of work.
• Accurately record data, actions, incidents, instructions, deviations, in written (logbooks, field logs) or computerized format (e-logs, emails).
• Responsible for maintaining a high standard of housekeeping plant wide using 5S standards.
• Assists with spills cleanup and plant emergencies when necessary.
• Visually inspects equipment at periodic intervals to detect malfunctions, need for repair, adjustment or lubrication.
• Provides technical troubleshooting expertise in the detection and correction of operational problems.
• Responsible for checking email and Daily Operating Instructions each shift and responding as required. Responsible for reviewing log books for period absent from work.
• Participate in planning activities for routine outages as well as yearly shutdowns.
• Complete training as required by the Operations Progression Training Program.
• Actively participates in continuous plant improvements
• Participate as required in our Root Cause Analysis Program, Design review, HAZOPs and continuous improvement teams.
• Review or write procedures as required.
• Assists in plant surveillance and security.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• Completion of a related technical post-secondary diploma / degree
• Three to five years relevant work experience. Experience in a continuous operation facility is an asset.

PERSONAL QUALITIES:
• Effectively communicate a team-based environment.
• Can multitask and handles multiple tasks of varying complexity.
• Possesses Company values of honesty, integrity, respect and commitment coupled with the ability to accept change.

This document will be up dated as required to reflect changes in the job description.